Random Ramblings

This blog has been around for five years (June 2010).  However, I stopped writing on it in Feb. 2014.  I tried to pick it up on the blogger platform and did until August 2014 but then just stopped.

Now I’ve decided to restart the blog.  I need ideas of what topics to write about.  If you could please comment on this post or on my Facebook page.

That’s the other things I wanted to talk about.  I created a Facebook page for this blog back in 2010.  I don’t do much with it because I only have 64 likes on the page.  I really would like to have more likes on it.  It’s named Ramblings of my Crazy Life after my second blog.  Here is a link to it.  Please go and visit it and post what you would like me to blog about either cooking wise or life wise.  If it’s doing with cooking or feeding my family, I’m put it on this blog.  If it’s about life, I’ll post it on the other blog.

I also have a Pinterest account for this blog.  Since I haven’t used this blog in a while, I haven’t put anything new on it lately.  I’m not a big Pinterest user so I don’t go on there often.

My ultimate goal for this blog is it to be like a recipe book for my boys when they are young men and start off life cooking for themselves.

I cannot believe that when I started this blog, they were only 5 and almost 7 years old.  They are now 10 and 12 years old.  They still will ask me “What’s for dinner?” when I come home from work.

Here is some pictures of some foods I cooked or whipped up this week:

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Applesauce Overnight Oatmeal and my morning coffee
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Easy Peasy Cheesy Garlic Bread
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Copy Cat Wendy’s Frosty – Before I post this recipe, I need to make sure of the measurements. This was an accident that turned out great.

Have a great week.  Oh and the link to my Facebook page is on the sidebar.  Please go over and check it out.

Happy cooking,

Traci

Hamburger Patties

Since Hubby needs to be out the door soon after I get home, quick meals are important.

Hamburgers are one meal that can be put on the table quickly.  Cook up some fries with it or serve some potato chips to serve with the hamburgers.  Add some raw veggies and you have a complete meal.

Hint about the hamburgers – Shape the patty and then put an indentation in the middle.  This will allow the patty to retain it’s shape as it cooks.

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Hamburger Patties

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Stars of the Recipe:

  • 1 to 2 lbs of ground beef (80% or 85%) – The more fat the juicer they will be
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  •  2 Tbsp. dried minced onion or grated fresh onion
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. of your favorite seasoning

Steps:

  1. Heat up a skillet to med. high heat or preheat your indoor grill.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the meat, Worcestershire sauce, onion, and seasoning.
  3. Mix together but don’t over mix.
  4. Form into patties and make sure to make an indentation in the middle.  (My patties are the size of my hand cupped. )
  5. Cooked until cooked through.  If on griddle, turn after about 3 to 5 minutes. Allow to cook for 3 to 5 more minutes.
    Hamburger is cooked thoroughly when its internal temperature is 160 degrees.
  6. Enjoy either on a bun or without a bun.  Top with your favorite toppings.  We had thousand island sandwich spread and cheddar cheese on our burgers.

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